Today In The Connected Economy: NFL Crowd Connects Virtually; Facebook Looks To Connect …

In the latest news in the ever-expanding connected economy, Facebook is pushing out a new “Facebook Campus” function to connect college students, Google is rolling out a new platform for video events and Microsoft is helping to create “virtual crowds” for NFL games.

Is the Virtual Roar of the Crowd Enough for NFL Fandom Amid the Pandemic?

Safety requires that crowds stay away from football stadiums during COVID-19, so Microsoft and the NFL are building virtual crowds for spectators stuck at home to keep them connected to the crowd vibe.

Google’s Fundo Combines Video Making, Ticket Sales

Artists are looking for a new mechanism to create virtual video events and sell tickets to their fans. Google is rolling out Fundo, a new platform that allows them to do both at the same time.

Facebook Debuts New ‘Facebook Campus’ for College Students

A new Facebook feature called Facebook Campus is designed to create better ways for college students to connect digitally, based on their common interests.

US Consumer Sentiment Looks Uncertain as Holiday Shopping Season Approaches

U.S. consumer savings levels are up, but consumer confidence is flickering, at best. Consumer spending did show some recovery over the summer, but whether that’s enough to last through the holiday shopping season is a big unknown. Will online sales save the day?

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LIVE PYMNTS TV OCTOBER SERIES: POWERING THE DIGITAL SHIFT – B2B PAYMENTS 2021

Banks, corporates and even regulators now recognize the imperative to modernize — not just digitize —the infrastructures and workflows that move money and data between businesses domestically and cross-border.

Together with Visa, PYMNTS invites you to a month-long series of livestreamed programs on these issues as they reshape B2B payments. Masters of modernization share insights and answer questions during a mix of intimate fireside chats and vibrant virtual roundtables.

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